Fireworks Shows In Starved Rock Country

17 Family-Friendly 4th Celebrations, Running Through July 10th

Oglesby and La Salle already started their summers off with a bang concluding Summer Fest in Oglesby, and Celebrate La Salle in La Salle, with pyrotechnic light shows. Mendota’s fireworks show at Lake Mendota was postponed to July 9, after storms were predicted during its originally scheduled June 25 date.

There will be fireworks shows from Friday, July 1, all the way to Sunday, July 10, across the region.

2022 Starved Rock Country Fireworks Schedule:

Friday, July 1

Plano - Plano High School

Saturday, July 2


Utica - Carey Memorial Park

Sandwich - Sandwich Fairgrounds

Spring Valley

Sunday, July 3

Morris, Grundy County Fairgrounds

Peru, Water Street


Monday, July 4

Hennepin - Riverfront

Henry - Riverfront

Leland - Behind the school

Ottawa - King Field

Princeton - Zearing Park

Sheridan - School

Saturday, July 9


Mendota - Lake Mendota

Sunday, July 10

Streator - Anderson Fields

Derek Barichello

Derek Barichello

Derek is a Streator High and University of Illinois graduate. He worked at the Albany-Herald in Albany, Ga., and for Sauk Valley Media in Sterling, before returning to his hometown paper. He's now news editor for both the NewsTribune and The Times.